Friday, 7 November 2014

Vintage Wreath

Today's card is a deviation from my preferred CAS style, but I wanted to see if I could pull off a vintage card.  Funnily enough, I had to draw the line at distressing whereas not so many years ago, I used to distress everything!  This card uses the vintage theme from The Paper Players and the Wreath theme from Just Us Girls.



I actually had the circular element made on Monday this week but I couldn't decide how to finish the card.  I knew that plonking it on a white card base wouldn't cut it :)

The circular element was made by smooshing watercolor paper into several green and brown distress inks.  The brown splodges are copper alcohol ink which I dabbed on the panel.  I then white embossed the leaves to form an open wreath and stamped the sentiment.  I really like how one of the leaves is poking through the "C" in Christmas.  Some bunches of berries, aka homemade enamel dots, finished this panel.

The cardbase was sponged with Antique Linen ink over a Memory Box stencil, then the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo ink.  The inner panel was stamped with Hardwood then sponged and a strip of the green watercolor panel was also added.




Thanks for visiting.



Products used:

Stamps:  Laurels (Avery Elle), Hardwood (SU), Holiday Petals & Leaves (HeroArts)
Ink:  various green and brown distress inks, Versamark, copper alcohol ink, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Watercolor, Black
Accessories:  circle nesties, linen thread, Lanthenay stencil (Memory Box), homemade enamel dots

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Paper Players.


18 comments:

Toni said...

Turned out great! I love the pop of red

Becca Cruger said...

I am going to have to try mixing up this color combo because it's beautiful! I love how the green almost seems to glow.

Bonnie said...

You do distress beautifully! I love how the white leaves and red berries pop off the distressed background!

Lisa Kind said...

This is so pretty! I love the darker distressed look and that white wreath! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love your distressed background and that lovely wreath! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Andrea W said...

Fantastic Christmas card! Your distressing and colors look terrific. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

>On another note I really enjoyed your fun descriptive words, plonking and smooshing. Too cute!!!<

Greta said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Karren! I have that AE stamp on my wishlist!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love what you have done with the Distress Inks, stunning! Beautiful how that wreath with it's berries just pops. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Nance Leedy said...

Karren this is gorgeous! THe white embossed leaves really pop on the sponged and distressed layer and the center part seems to be glowing! Wonderful effect and I love your stenciled background too. Fabulous card! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Karren, this is absolutley gorgeous! I love the stenciled background and the sponging is perfect! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

laurie said...

This is terrific! I love the distressed background, and the wreath just pops with the bit of red. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

Ellen said...

Such a pretty card! Wonderful colors and a fantastic design.... Perfect!
Thanks for your last comment and that you gave me tipp with the challenge (Paper Players). I didn't know that. Now my card is to see there, too. Thanks a lot, dear Karren.

Have a nice weekend! Ellen

LeAnne said...

Beautifully done, Karren! LOVE that wreath and it looks great with a vintage flair! Thanks so much for playing with my challenge this week!

Deepti said...

Oh my this is amazing :) I love the rustic feel to the design!

Jen said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the sponged background and the round layer with the wreath is amazing! I love the pop of white from the embossing!

Christine Blain said...

Wow!! Karren, this is awesome! Fabulous effects on the circular panel - heck, on the whole card. Just love all the details.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my this is totally gorgeous Karren! I seriously haven't seen you use the same set twice. You so must be a millionaire!

Jodi McKinney said...

Love this gorgeous card!!